Thursday, October 18, 2012

Physician Says End the War on Publc Hair

I assume that most women these days shave their pubic hair.

Well, here is an interesting article about a physician who says it is not a good idea to shave. That shaving can cause health problems.

I happen to like the natural look on women (my good girl is not allowed to shave) but I know I'm in the minority.

Here's the link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/06/emily-gibson-war-pubic-hair-waxing-vajazzling_n_1747349.html

If you click on and read it, I will be interested in your thoughts.

FD

29 comments:

  1. It would make sense I suppose that it opens the door for infections and such, the mention of Herpes in particular makes sense to me.. However I could never go 'natural' I hate the feeling of lots of pubic hair. I also HATE brazilians/baldness. I don't wish to look like a prepubescent child.. I always have a bit in some form down there confirming I am full grown woman. (teehee) It is also Husbands' preference as well for me to have a tiny bit, but for it to be trimmed. To each their own honestly.

    For me though, in a committed (happily married) relationship, where it just the two of us, the risk for infection is nil.....
    On a totally different side pubic hair *IS* meant to be there, and it does keep bad bacteria and stuff from getting inside the delicate areas and growing and wreaking havoc.. Depending on what types of fabric you are wearing down there and how tight your clothing is you could be opening your body up to infections by shaving/waxing bald or trimming very very short. Personally, if you allow your bits to breathe, by sleeping nude or wearing breathable clothing then you're probably ok.. I don't know. Only experience I have is second hand from a friend who was a religious brazilian wax addict who wore non breathable undies often and tight jeans.. She had repeated infections of the bladder and lady bits. Doc finally had to tell her she needed to let her parts breath and ditch the stuffy undies. She did and has been SO much healthier. All that to say to each their own, but it does make sense to me. I think suggesting that ALL shaving/trimming is unhealthy is going a bit far but the premise makes sense. It does not however mean Ima go full bush anytime soon ;)

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    1. Ditching the stuffy undies sounds like a good idea.

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    2. LOL, as I re-read that part of my response it actually makes me giggle. Stuffy undies? where the heck did that even come from? Ditching them is definitely a good idea.... *giggle*

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  2. Hmmm. A general practitioner says it is bad but a GYN says it can be a good thing? I'll go with the expert on all things female. Thanks just the same.

    A doctor attacked my 19y/o daughter over her choice to shave. I haven't been able to get her back in a doctors office since. I think they need to stick to what is important and let body hair be a personal choice.

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    1. Surprised the doctor did that. And hope you can get your daughter back for regular checkups with a different doctor.

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  3. Florida Dom,
    I lasered because I loathe body hair on myself. I have no hair from the neck down and did it not for sexual reasons but rather because I always felt "dirty" when hair I had my period and my pubic hair would get messy. So I started waxing and before I knew it all my hair was removed. Personally I like it - on me. I would not expect others to do so nor do I find it unattractive if they have pubic hair. I will say I do not find hairy armpits attractive on women or men to be honest. I prefer both genders to be hairless under the arms. Again though, just my preference. Hair or no hair, to each his/her own. We have hair for a reason, biologically speaking and I would not encourage anyone to remove their hair unless they wanted, for themselves. The only hair I want is on my head, lashes and eyebrows.

    Personal preference.
    ~a

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    1. Surprised you don't like hairy armpits on men.

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  4. I shave partially. I tried it once before a special trip as a surprise for my husband. I've continued because he liked it, and I find it to be cleaner both during my period and after urination.

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    1. Sounds like shaving partially works for you.

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  5. This sounds like an odd reaction, but for me I find that when I fully shave I don't lubricate naturally as well, and things just are not quite as pleasurable. I've read lots of women say just the opposite. I just respect my own body's reaction on this and don't go crazy with a razor, at least not very often. My Husband is happy either way.

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    1. Respecting your body's reaction is a good idea.

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    2. I think the reason is that the hair coverage helps holds the moisture in. This is probably also TMR, but without hair the secretions come right out and off onto your panties. With hair there it doesn't escape as easily. My panties get dirty much quicker without hair and also I end up with white flaky stuff on my vulva from it getting too dry, just like how your skin gets flaky when it's too dry. Same thing, except it's worse because it's more delicate there than skin, and you have to pee, and wipe, and play with yourself, and have sex, and all that can get very uncomfortable if it's too dry.

      Of course, all you youngsters might not be having to deal with the drying out problem yet, but who knows, maybe for me it's not just age, maybe it's the lack of hair there too. It just so happens that the last couple years of being more dry there happened to be the same length of time I've been shaving there.

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  6. I ask my wife to trim, not shave, her pubic hair, because if it is long it gets in my mouth too much. She would just leave it natural if it weren't for my request. She does shave under her arms and I don't care for that practice, but I say nothing to her about it.

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    1. Why don't you say anything to her about her shaving under her arms since you asked her to trim? Might be worth a conversation.

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  7. Gus likes natural, so I just trim when it gets too long. I never thought about medical aspects one way or the other, but it is something to think about.
    Maryann

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    1. This was the first I heard about medical aspects. I find it interesting how shaving became so popular in the first place and why so many men seem to like it. Back in the day, shaving was considered kinky. Now it's the norm.

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  8. I trim and shave some but not every single hair.. I don't like that look nor does Sir.
    To each his/her own.. I'm not sure about the medical side~

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  9. I shave because my Master wants me to. I find the area more sensitive, in a good way, when it is clear cut.

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    1. If you find it more sensitive in a good way, it certainly works for you.

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  10. I shave. I would prefer to wax, but I had a waxing mishap (ouch!) some years ago and I have been afraid to go back to waxing. I never considered the possibilities of medical issues. Those risks, however, aren't enough for me to stop shaving. I like being smooth. Just a preference.

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    1. Sorry about the waxing mishap but sounds like you enjoy being smooth.

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  11. I shave too, and have done for years. It was a grooming thing because of all the swimming I did. I just didn't want my curly bits showing, or heaven forbid, need to tuck them away.

    It always served to make me feel much sexier as I feel so clean. When I shave, I always follow up with a massage of that area using Sweet Almond Oil. It prevents any soreness and lumps and bumps. I also make sure I use a good, efficient razor with a brand new blade each time.

    Never had any problems.

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    1. Good that you never had any problems.

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  12. I shave the lower part, but not the top, which is shaved only to avoid peeking out of my panties. I started doing this only because I assumed my man would expect it these days. I'm ok with it, except for the very frustrating fact that shaving makes my pee come out UP. Apparently because no hair is there to block it from rising. So I have to actually sit on the toilet with my legs together or the pee sprays up onto the front of the toilet seat. I am so not joking. TMR (too much reality) probably, but it is what it is.

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  13. You are the first woman I've heard say that shaving causes that problem.

    FD

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    1. When it first started, I was like, WTF? lol.

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  14. Why is it that everything fun always turns out to be bad for us? Oh well sometimes you just have to take a few risks...

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  15. I think it differs from person to person honestly... I started shaving down there because it was causing me too many problems. I actually stay drier when I'm shaved. I used to get a lot of yeast infection and they reduced dramatically when I started shaving. If you take good care of your body, it shouldn't matter if you shave down there... and well... if you're gonna have sex willy nilly, you're risking getting STD's anyway. I honestly don't see how NOT shaving should be considered a way of helping to prevent STD's. I sorta laughed at that actually.

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